"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, September 23, 2019

Autumn,

 gorgeous in yellow and red,
Is the harvest time, when man is led
To garner the fruits of sweat and toil
From dear Mother Earth, the deep rich soil...
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The Four Seasons" (1940s)

16 comments:

Connie said...

Lovely sunflower photo, and I enjoyed the poem too.

Sally said...

I LOVE this! :)

Nice to see you, Kathleen.

xoxo

lil red hen said...

I think for me it's a time to make plans for next year's flowers.

happyone said...

That is beautiful.
Happy Fall.

Henny Penny said...

That beautiful sunflower! Those words are beautiful too.

Sheryl said...

hi i am new to your page and i am also your newest follower,hope you will visit and follow me too.
What a pretty flower,my DD1 loves sunflowers,she says that they make you happy,hope you have a wonderful day xx

Prims By The Water said...

My Happy Flower! Always love seeing the fields of sunflowers in bloom. Janice

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

the potted petunias on my front deck are almost done. Earlier in the year I chased a squirrel out of a pansy pot. I guess he left me a sunflower seed to sprout and grow. I'm waiting for the blossom to bloom.
xx, Carol

Granny Marigold said...

I love harvest time and I'm thankful I don't have to toil and sweat to get my produce; just go to the fruit and veggie market.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Our gathering is long past here! I hope to get some greens planted soon though, so we will have something good later! That sunflower is so pretty!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This post reminded me of the sunflowers we grew in our VA garden one year. Thanks for a lovely photo and poem, Kathleen.

The Wykeham Observer said...

It's true about the colors. Fall makes them more intense, the yellow and red. I get happier as the weather cools and I think about winter projects. Phil

Henny Penny said...

Like everyone else I love the sunflower. This one is beautiful.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful photo and lovely quote. I sure love this lovely sunflower.
Have a fantastic fall!

A Casa Madeira said...

How beautiful I love sunflowers.
It reminded me of Van Gogh's painting.
Good continuation of the week.
PEACE AND GOOD.
janicce.

Paula said...

Hello, Kathleen~ just stopping by to say howdy! Gorgeous sunflower... mine didn't fare so well this summer. Hope you're having a pleasant fall!